Hos­pi­tal di­rec­tor says 160 dead in church col­lapse

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD -

WARRI | Mor­tu­ar­ies over­flowed with bod­ies Sun­day from a church col­lapse in south­ern Nige­ria that killed at least 160 peo­ple, and wor­ship­pers said con­struc­tion of the build­ing had been rushed.

Hun­dreds had been in­side the Reign­ers Bi­ble Church In­ter­na­tional in the city of Uyo on Satur­day for the con­se­cra­tion of founder Akan Weeks as its bishop when the metal gird­ers fell and the cor­ru­gated iron roof caved in.

Scream­ing sur­vivors streamed out amid cries from the in­jured in­side.

Of­fi­cials feared the death toll could rise.

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